What will the Mars Rover “Mars-2020” with his hands?

Space Agency NASA has long been trying to find on Mars signs of life. I think she already does not matter, it exists now or have ruled the planet millions of years ago, because even the detection of barely visible traces of microbes of extraterrestrial origin will be a sensational discovery. In July of the following year in search of Martians sent to the machine called “Mars-2020”, equipped with two-meter robotic arm. It is one of the main instruments of the Rover, but it is capable of?

For a start it is worth mentioning that the new Rover based on the vehicle “Curiosity, “which explores the planet’s surface to this day as much in 2012. It is also equipped with a robotic limb, but the “Mars 2020” will get an enhanced version with more accurate scientific instruments, drill for drilling the surface of the planet and a quality camera. More precisely, the new Rover is all it has got — the arm was attached to the Cabinet at the end of June 2019.

The robotic arm of the Mars 2020

“Mars 2020” will be to fly to the Red planet about a year and, according to scientists, it will face its atmosphere falls to the surface in February 2021. Place of work will be 45-km crater named Jezero, on the territory of which millions of years ago was a river. With its 2.1 meter hands with the weight of 40-pounds, he will be engaged in the production species, which may be traces of ancient organisms. The study of the rocks also tell a lot about the formation of the planet and its structure.

The structure of the hands of the Rover

To retrieve soil samples from the bowels of the planet will be used by the drilling rig. The collected materials will be carefully examined in integrated laboratory apparatus, but some of them will be moved inside containers, to ever be sent to Earth to study real scientists. In the study, a major role will also play SuperCam camera that can analyze soil samples at a distance, to make color photographs and record sounds.

By the way, the device Insight, too, have a rig, but recently she got stuck

At the moment, assembling the device “Mars-2020” is made inside a clean room, located at the jet propulsion Laboratory of NASA. Recently, the room had a web camera that allows anyone to monitor the progress of the build of the new Rover. Engineers have already demonstrated the movement of a hand video is accelerated and lasts only a few seconds, but the creators of the Mars Rover made sure that no part of the body does not block movement of the limb.

Also, the Rover was fitted wheels with a diameter of 52.5 inches. The unit will be able to turn 360 degrees moving from the place, because the steering system affects both the front and rear pair of wheels. The creators hope that the speed of the Rover will be able to reach 152 meters per hour and the design will allow him to get up and down from the slopes with a slope angle of more than 45 degrees. It is hoped that the device will not have problems with wheels, as “Curiosity”.

On wheels “Curiosity” in 2015 appeared dents

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